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If you have received an email from the following sender with the following message. Beware of the sender this is a scam email.
It is highly recommended not to contact the sender of the email and mark this email as spam. For awareness purpose the scam email is pasted below.
Publishers Clearing House <firstname.lastname@example.org>
date: Fri, Mar 29, 2013 at 2:34 PM
The Publishers Clearing House in Collaboration with the United State Government
would like to notify you that you have been chosen by the board of trustees as
one of the final recipients of a cash Grant/Donation for your own
personal,educational, and business development.The PCH,established 1953 by the
Harold Mertz and now supported by the AMERICA GOVERNMENT with the objective of
human growth, educational,and community development.We are giving out a yearly
donation of US$1,000,000.00 (One million united states dollars only) each to 105
To elaborate more,this draw was held in Port Washington, New York 11050.where
our head office is located. Please note that these donations/Grants are strictly
administered by the America Government,until you have been able to collect your
donation.According to the federal law concerning the personal collection of PCH
prize winnings,your bonding fees,broker fees,and tariff fees,have already been
deducted from your winnings, so you are not require to pay any fee to claims
your funds.The below information has been made mandatory which you must provide
before we can proceed with the claims and inform you on how you are to receive
your pch award winnings.You must make sure all information provided are correct
and must be submitted within (7)seven Working days.Failure to abide will lead to
MANDATORY INFORMATION FOR CLAIMS:
4.DATE OF BIRTH:__________________________________
7.SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER (SSN):__________
YOU WOULD ALSO BE REQUIRED TO PICK A MODE OF PAYMENT:
1. BANK TRANSFER:
2. BANK CHECK
Congratulations once again.
Mr. Christopher L. Irving
Pch Senior Director.
San Francisco, California.